Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Dec. 12, 2013 13:004

Riddle Story of Devil TV Anime to Begin in Spring 2014, Full Cast Announced

Riddle Story of Devil TV Anime to Begin in Spring 2014, Full Cast Announced

Broadcast details for the previously announced anime adaptation of Riddle Story of Devil has been revealed.

Dec. 12, 2013 07:003

Blu-ray and DVD Sales for Nisio Isin’s Monogatari Series Break Through 1 Million Copies

Blu-ray and DVD Sales for Nisio Isin’s Monogatari Series Break Through 1 Million Copies

The Blu-ray and DVD of the TV anime Nekomonogatari (White) Chapter 2: Tsubasa Tiger (Second Half) based on the original work by novelist Nisio Isin sold 37,000 copies in its first week of sales and ranked No. 1 on the Oricon Blu-ray ranking for the week of Dec. 9.

Dec. 12, 2013 01:000

JoJolion Wins the Grand Prize in the Manga Category at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Plethora of Independent Overseas Works Also Recognized

JoJolion Wins the Grand Prize in the Manga Category at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Plethora of Independent Overseas Works Also Recognized

On Dec. 5, award-winning works in the animation, manga, art, and entertainment categories at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival were announced.

Dec. 11, 2013 16:0020

Cosplay Festa TDC, One of the Biggest Cosplay-Only Events in the World, is Held

Cosplay Festa TDC, One of the Biggest Cosplay-Only Events in the World, is Held

Over 6,000 participants and a 30,000 ㎡ cosplay area. Cosplayers from all over gathered for Cosplay Festa TDC!

Dec. 11, 2013 10:005

Nintendo 3DS RPG Bravely Second Announced, Information on New Character Revealed

Nintendo 3DS RPG Bravely Second Announced, Information on New Character Revealed

On Dec. 9, Square Enix announced the Nintendo 3DS game Bravely Second.

Dec. 11, 2013 02:423

Jacket Art for Gatchaman Crowds Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets Releases, Staff and Cast Members Participating on the Audio Commentary Announced

Jacket Art for Gatchaman Crowds Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets Releases, Staff and Cast Members Participating on the Audio Commentary Announced

The TV anime Gatchaman Crowds, the broadcast to which ran earlier this year from July to September, is still buzzing due to the second season being announced. On Jan. 22, 2014, the long-awaited Blu-ray and DVD box set will also release.

Dec. 10, 2013 13:004

New PV for Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers Releases, Cast Event to Be Held

New PV for Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers Releases, Cast Event to Be Held

Screenings of Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers began in Japan on Nov. 30. Recently, an intensity-filled new PV was released ahead of general sales of the Blu-ray and DVD of the film.

Dec. 10, 2013 07:0013

Coverage of MegaHobby Expo 2013 Autumn!

Coverage of MegaHobby Expo 2013 Autumn!

On Nov. 30, the celebratory worthy 10th MegaHobby, MegaHobby Expo 2013 Autumn, was held at Akihabara UDX, which is located a short walk from Akihabara Station.

Dec. 10, 2013 01:0028

TV Anime for Rin Okamoto’s Romantic Dark Fantasy Brynhildr in the Darkness to Begin Broadcasting in April 2014

TV Anime for Rin Okamoto’s Romantic Dark Fantasy Brynhildr in the Darkness to Begin Broadcasting in April 2014

A TV anime adaptation of the popular manga Brynhildr in the Darkness currently serialized in Weekly Young Jump has been greenlit.

Dec. 9, 2013 13:0010

Visuals from Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and The Last of a Legend Arc Release

Visuals from Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and The Last of a Legend Arc Release

News is being revealed little by little regarding 2014’s two-part sequel to Rurouni Kenshin, Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and Rurouni Kenshin: The Last of a Legend Arc.

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